Election result: Conservatives win Bilton and Nidd Gorge by-election to take seat from Lib Dems
Conservative Matt Scott has this morning been declared as the winner of the Bilton and Nidd Gorge by-election.
He beat his closest rival, Liberal Democrat's Andrew Kempston-Parkes, by 352 votes to take the North Yorkshire County Council seat which was left vacant following the death of Liberal Democrat councillor Geoff Webber.
There were six candidates standing in the by-election and councillor Scott won with 1,991 votes, while Mr Kempston-Parkes received 1,639.
The full results are:
Matt Scott Conservatives - 1,991 votes
Andrew Kempston-Parkes, Liberal Democrats - 1,639
Tyler Reeton, Labour Party - 434
Anrold Warneken, Green Party - 430
John Hall, Yorkshire Party - 136
Harvey Alexander, Independent - 46
Voter turnout was 37.4% (4696 votes) and there were 19 spoiled ballots.
By Jacob Webster, Local Democracy Reporter